Cocktail dresses and lavishly adorned necklines glimmered underneath the light of the ballroom’s ornate, extravagant chandeliers. Audible murmurs among the crowd of the elite added to the ambience as they took their place at tables decorated by carefully crafted centerpieces. It was a glamorous affair led by the belle of the ball herself, President of IAOTP, the multi-faceted, Stephanie Cirami.
However, the highlight of the evening was the focus on honoring and recognizing well-established women in professional fields. This led to the introduction of the Central Park Medical Angels (CPMA), Non-Profit of the Year 2019 (pictured below).
At the helm of this diverse group of women is Dr. Shahnoz Rustamova (pictured above) , of Central Park Medical, and last year’s IAOTP Woman of the Year. Rustamova’s goal for CPMA is to provide basic supplies and utilities to Haitian communities, as well as much needed medical care.